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Brooklyn Restaurant Holds First Ever Vegan Buffalo Wing Eating Contest

A vegan restaurant in Brooklyn is going to hold the first ever "Vegan Buffalo Wing Eating Contest" on Wednesday, January 16 at 6:00. It should be interesting to see how much publicity this event gets because of its novelty concept.

Check out the story here:
Brooklyn Restaurant Holds First Ever Vegan Buffalo Wing Eating Contest

I'm all for it, but I rather they call it the first ever "Fake Chicken Buffalo Wing Sauce Flavored Eating Contest".

Peace, love, and real deep fried chicken grease!

Scott "The Cluckbucket" Roth

The Chicken Wing Project

So check this out, this guy Phred Barnet reached out to me last month and apparently he has an annual tradition, to eat nothing but chicken wings for the month of January. He successfully completed this feat back in January of 2007 and has decided to make a cluck of it again in 2008. He's about a third of the way through the journey and has eclipsed the 200 wing mark - apparently he is pacing himself - something I can definitely empathize with after knocking back roughly 70 wings in one day back at the National Buffalo Wing Festival.

So Phred, congrats and best of luck from your friends of the Cluckbucket!

You can follow along with Phred's journey at:
The Chicken Wing Project

Peace, love, and grease!

Scott "The Cluckbucket" Roth

Portland, OR Wing Wars Continue

A friend sent me some recent blog posts that had comparisons of the wing joints in Portland, OR. Very interesting read, and I'm very to glad that there are others as obsesed about chicken wings in Portland as I am. Overall I agree with the Blogger's assessment, Fire on the Mountain still is my favorite wing joint in Portland and I can't wait to see what happens when they open up their second location. I still must admit that I haven't yet had wings from Biggs Brothers Wing Shack but I have heard very very good things about them. Maybe this lovely football weekend will be my time...

Nonetheless, here are the links to the recent wing reviews in Portland and a link to the wing recap that I wrote a few months ago (just in case you forgot about it...)

Comparison of Buffalo Wild Wings to Fire on the Mountain:

Comparison of the Wing Stop to Fire on the Mountain: Portland Wing Roundup:

Peace, love, and grease!
Scott "The Cluckbucket" Roth

Fire On the Mountain 2

Fire On the Mountain, hands down the best wing joint in Portland, and perhaps the best wing joint on the entire West Coast is set to open their second location in the near future - hopefully by the end of January.

The new location will be at 18th and E. Burnside.

In an Oregonian article, the owners cite as their reason for coming to Portland...

Platter: Food Finds, Restaurant Reviews and Dining Trends-

2007 Wing Lover's Holiday Wish List

Give the Gift of Wing proudly presents the 2007 Wing Lover's Holiday Wish List. We've searched high and low for the perfect items that will impress and delight newbie and experienced wing lovers alike. Whether you are looking for something big like a outdoor propane wing/turkey fryer or a stocking stuffer like a three-pack of original Anchor Bar wing sauces, we've got you covered in Cluckbucket style.

> Check out the 2007 Wing Lover's Holiday Wish List

An amazing wing sauce - Suck Creek Wings

I also had a chance to taste a killer new wing sauce that was sent out to me from Tennessee, Suck Creek Wings. They make original, medium, and spicy BBQ flavors and they are all fantastic, but the original is my favorite.

Read the official Cluckbucket review at the link below:

Cluckbucket Review: Suck Creek Wings

Peace, love, and grease!
Scott "The Cluckbucket" Roth

PS: If you have a wing sauce that you'd like for me to review, let me know and we'll gladly taste it and then do a write-up on the site.

See our other wing sauce reviews.

A new way to serve wings - The SnacDaddy

There's a new serving tray that is taking the world of wings by storm. I recently had a chance to do an official Cluckbucket review and was very impressed with how it performed. At first I didn't think it would be all that cool, but then once I started building a boneyard in the middle, I was very amazed.

Check out the review at the link below:

Cluckbucket Review: The SnacDaddy

Peace, love, and grease!
Scott "The Cluckbucket" Roth

New Kettle Chips Bring the Heat

Kettle Foods has just started their annual People's Choice awards (where they let their fans pick the next flavor that they bring to market) and I was able to get my hands on an early batch of the chips to give them a try. This year's campaign, called "Fire and Spice" consists of the following flavors:

  • Wicked Hot Sauce
  • Mango Chili
  • Jalepeno Salsa Fresca
  • Orange Ginger Wasabi
  • Death Valley Chipotle

I held a taste test with some of my co-workers as well as some of my wing-eating friends at the Oregon State football game, here's how things netted out.

The Clear Winner: Mango Chili

At both tasting parties these chips were pretty much the clear crowd favorite. They have a really nice combination of both sweetness and spiciness and aren't by any means overbearing in their heat. I really thing this chip is a winner, we'll see what happens when the rest of the world votes.

The Runner Up: Death Valley Chipotle
This was the chip that was the most intriuging to me coming out of the bag. The name had me sold that this would be my favorite chip and it is very very good. Unfortunately in my mind, and the mind of almost everybody else, the smoky spicy flavor of this chip just didn't quite live up to the uniqueness of the Mango Chili. That said, I really think Kettle could have a winner on it's hands with this chip, so it shouldn't be dismissed.

The Rest: Jalepeno Salsa Fresca, Wicked Hot Sauce, and Orange Ginger Wasabi

I can wrap up my comments on these three pretty quickly, good, pretty good, and terrible in that order. The Jalepeno Salsa Fresca had a great flavor and to me tasted very similar to the Death Valley Chipotle but not quite as good. The Wicked Hot Sauce chips were good, but were also just pretty plain, Kettle can do much better. And finally, my least favorite of them all was Orange Ginger Wasabi. I have to admit that I'm not a big wasabi fan to start with, but even the rest of the tasters thought that these were pretty bad.

But, why take my word for it, order up a box for yourself (you can get them online through Kettle's web site for $15/total) and then go to the Kettle campaign website and cast your vote:

Peace, love, and grease!

Scott "The Cluckbucket" Roth

The Chip and Wing Eating Crew

Me and the Oregon Fryer Commission Chicken

I'm Back - Bring on the Chicken

Hi Cluckbucket Friends-

Just wanted to let you know that I've finally come out of the lingering wing coma that I was in following the National Buffalo Wing Festival. Actually, I wasn't just off the wings, but I was also travelling a good amount for work (not to any great wing cities, although I did manage to sneak away to a Wingstop in Las Vegas) so I wasn't able to get much accomplished in the wing world.

That said, I'm back, and had a great wing experience this weekend in Corvallis, OR at the Oregon State/Stanford football game. I was able to test out a couple of different sauces that have been sent out to me and also do a review of a new wing serving tray called the SnacDaddy - very cool.

I'll try to get all of the pictures and the reviews up on the site within the next week.

Peace, love, and grease!

Scott "The Cluckbucket" Roth